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ShowMax, Naspers’ streaming service, will soon be available on the DStv Explora.
The move “extends access to subscription video services to an even wider audience,” according to the company, and will allow those with an internet-connected DStv Explora decoders to access content.
“In South Africa, interest in internet TV is entering a new phase,” explains ShowMax CPO Barrron Ernst.
“In addition to early adopters, we’re now seeing a more mainstream customer base wanting to try the service out. For Explora owners this is a risk-free proposition – binge entire box sets from the very beginning without having to buy any new equipment.”
Using the Explora decoder as a base, customers can also “pay for ShowMax directly through their DStv account” if users pay their accounts via debit order.
What about those PlayStation and Xbox apps?
“We’re already busy on the next phase which is developing apps for additional streaming media devices as well as gaming consoles. Our goal is to provide a great viewing experience no matter what you’re watching ShowMax on,” concludes Ernst.